A control of a golden retriever with renal dysplasia.

A six-month-old male Golden Retriever with a three-month history of polyuria and polydipsia was examined. Hematological examinations revealed nonregenerative anemia, azotemia, high serum creatinine level, hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperamylasemia, and low level of total serum protein. Urinalysis indicated mild proteinuria, and low specific gravity. Radiographic and ultrasonographic examinations revealed bilateral small sized kidneys. Histological examination by renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of renal dysplasia. Treatment with a dietary protein restriction, oral adsorbents, and dried aluminum hydroxide gel have been performed in this dog, and then, azotemia, high serum creatinine level, hypercalcemia, and hyperphosphatemia were improved. During 10 months after the initiation of treatments, no significant clinical change except polydipsia and polyuria has been observed.
AuthorsT Miyamoto, S Wakizaka, S Matsuyama, E Baba, F Ohashi, M Kuwamura, J Yamate, T Kotani
JournalThe Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science (J Vet Med Sci) Vol. 59 Issue 10 Pg. 939-42 (Oct 1997) ISSN: 0916-7250 [Print] JAPAN
PMID9362046 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Phosphorus
  • Creatinine
  • Calcium
  • Animals
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Calcium (blood)
  • Cell Line
  • Creatinine (blood)
  • Diet, Protein-Restricted (veterinary)
  • Dog Diseases (blood, diet therapy, pathology)
  • Dogs
  • Kidney (pathology, radiography, ultrasonography)
  • Kidney Diseases (diet therapy, pathology, veterinary)
  • Male
  • Phosphorus (blood)
  • Polyuria (diet therapy, veterinary)
  • Prognosis
  • Thirst (physiology)

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